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Topic - David O'Connell
Storm victims went to church Sunday to pray for relief and give thanks for their deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York area compounded the misery for people already struggling with severe gasoline shortages and power outages.
About 1,000 opponents of federal guidelines that require health insurers to cover contraception costs rallied at the New Jersey Statehouse on Friday, saying the rules are unjust and should be repealed.
Almost a year into his job as the spiritual leader of the Washington area's 560,000 Catholics, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl has set a personal agenda and style that are worlds apart from those of his more flamboyant predecessor.
Roman Catholic Bishop David O'Connell of the Diocese of Trenton said he had no good answer for why God would allow the destruction that superstorm Sandy caused.
"Make no mistake about it," O'Connell said. "The stakes are high and the potential consequences are real and dire."